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Sandara Park Profile, Bio, & Facts

Sandara Park
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Sandara Park (산다라박), also known as Dara, is a South Korean singer, actress and host under ABYSS Company. She is a former member of 2NE1. She made her solo debut in April 2004 with the mini album “Sandara”.

Sandara Park Profile

Stage NameDara (다라)
Birth NamePark Sandara (박산다라)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Actress, Host 
BirthdayNovember 12, 1984
Active Years2004–present
Age39 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Height162 cm ( 5 ft 3¾ in)
Weight45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Sandara Park Facts:

Early Life

– Sandara Park was born in Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea.
– She also lived in Daegu for a year during her childhood.
– When she was ten years old, her family relocated to the Philippines because of her father’s business.
– She went to Pasay Chung Hua Academy in the Phillipines.
– She excelled in academic subjects such as Math and Physics during her schooling.

Personal Life

– Her parents wanted her to become an announcer or news anchor.
– Her immediate family includes her parents, a younger sister named Durami Park, and a younger brother known as Thunder.
– Her mother never talks about her kids to anyone and is not very expressive.
– She auditioned in the Philipines because she just followed her classmate who was auditioning and asked her if she wanted to join.
– Sandara Park is recognized for her youthful appearance and is often described as having a ‘baby face’ among celebrities.
– She said it was hard training in Korea after leaving Philiphines because she wasn’t earning anymore and had no managers and also felt bad because her friends lost their job because all of her shows were ended when she decided to leave. (DAEBAK SHOW S3 EP16)
– She was surprised to see that she doesn’t have any skirts in her house.
– She used to attend a lot of drag queen shows.
– Her name is considered an uncommon Korean name due to its three syllables and was inspired by the childhood name of the Korean general Kim Yushin, known as ‘San Sa Ra.’
– She dated Filipino actor Joseph Bitangcol for almost two years.
– She regrets that she left The Philipines to pursue being an idol in Korea because she said she didn’t earn very much being a kpop idol since the group’s earnings has to be divided with the company and members. (Luis Listens)
– She has a huge crush on Eun Jiwon of Sechskies.
– During the 2011 Tsunami earthquake in Japan, she was the only one on the 34th floor of the hotel and tried calling CL on the hotel’s telephone. CL advised her to not step in the elevator and wait for her. She rescued Sandara by climbing all 34 floors.
– She is proficient in Korean, English, Tagalog, and has conversational skills in Japanese and Chinese.
– She prefers to live a celibate lifestyle. (뱀집 Ep.8)
– Uhm Jung-Hwa is her role model because once she was recording a song in the studio and the YG staff thought it was Uhm Jung-Hwa. After this incident, YG started taking her more seriously. (DAEBAK SHOW S3 EP16)
– Dara prefers to stay single because YG’s strict no-dating policy affected her dating life and also because of the failed marriages the people around her experienced.
– Someone she wants to be like is Uhm Jung-a.
– Her musical influences in her life include Seo Taiji and Boys, as well as M.Y.M.P.
– She said Nam Joo Hyuk fits her ideal type among celebrities.
– Her net worth is estimated around 30 million USD.
– She has collected more than a 1000 pairs of sneakers and keeps 200 of them at her house and the rest in her mom’s house because of lack of space.
– Her name, Dara, means ‘star’ in Thai.
– She doesn’t mind if people don’t reply to her messages but wants her manager and her boyfriend to reply to her well. (뱀집 Ep.8)
– Sandara’s ideal type is described as someone cute and slim rather than muscular, sharing her interests in fashion, music, and cats.


– Sandara Park was the vocalist, sub-rapper, and visual in 2NE1.
– Her journey to fame began in 2004 when she participated in the talent show ‘Star Circle Quest’ in the Philippines, initiating her career in music and television.
– She debuted in 2NE1 in 2009 alongside CL, Minzy and Park Bom.
– She also participated in 2NE1’s final song/MV ‘Goodbye,’ released in early 2017.
– She has been featured in several TV commercials and print advertisements.
– She has also served as a television host in shows like JTBC’s ‘Two Yoo Project Sugar Man’ (2015-2016), OnStyle’s ‘Get It Beauty’ (2017), and MBC Every 1’s ‘Video Star’.
– She has had two documentaries detailing her life‘My Name is Sandara Park’ (2004) on KBS and ‘Dara TV’ (2017) on YouTube.
– She was scouted by YG Entertainment after her appearance on the KBS documentary ‘My Name is Sandara Park’ and officially joined YG in 2007 after returing to Korea from the Philippines.
– She was initially not meant to be included in the group because YG said her voice was not suited for the group’s concept. She was later included in the group after Teddy Park asked her to record a few lines and her voice matched the song’s concept.
– Her contract with YG Entertainment concluded in May 2021 and she didn’t renew it and left the company.
– On September 1, 2021, she entered an exclusive contract with Abyss Company.

Likes & Dislikes

– She was a fan of Fin.K.L and Lee Hyori when she was in her teenage years.
– She likes to eat Somtam and Yam Woosen.
– She loves shopping for sneakers and clothes.
– She likes to drink beer.
– Her preferred color is pink.
– She loves to wear streetwear and her favorite brands include Supreme.
– Her favorite boy bands include Boy Band PH and BIGBANG.
– She can only drink one can of beer. (뱀집 Ep.8)


– Sandara is referred to as the ‘BoA of the Philippines’ by Korean netizens because her popularity there is similar to BoA’s fame in Japan.
– She is nicknamed “Pambansang Krung Krung” (national crazy or unique) in by her fans in the Philipines.
– She is called ‘vampire’ because of her youthful appearance despite her age.

Personality & Habits

– She said she becomes more introverted when she comes to Korea. (뱀집 Ep.8)
– She doesn’t normally pick up her phone when she is shopping.
– She said she is very shy, quiet and calm in her normal life.
– She replies very fast to messages and writes long texts.
– She doesn’t drink outside but participates in the cheers.

Celebrity Friends

– She is a longterm close friend with Super Junior‘s Donghae.
– Her friends during her trainee period were SE7EN, BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and Taeyang and 2NE1 members.
– She is also close with Heize, Gray and Sunwoo Jung-a.


– Sandara has won the ‘K-pop Special Award’ at the Seoul Music Awards in 2024 and also won the ‘Beauty Icon Award’ at the Korea First Brand Awards in 2021.
– She also won the ‘Hottest Female Star’ at the Philippine K-pop Awards in 2010 and 2012.


Instagram: @daraxxi | @ssantokki_xxi
Youtube: Dara TV
Twitter: @krungy21 
Weibo: @daraxxicn
TikTok: @sandarapark.official

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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